Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

  1. Students shall be admitted as transfer students if they have previously attended a college or university.
  2. Students who have earned fewer than six  semester hours of transferable college credit must also submit an official high school transcript.
  3. Students who have earned six or more transferrable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution prior to July 1, 2012 are not required to submit a high school transcript for admission, however, High School transcripts are required for financial aid.
  4. Transfer students must request official transcripts (in a sealed envelope) or electronically from all previous colleges and universities that are regionally accredited and send them to the Enrollment Services/Registrar’s Office. Official transcripts are to have been generated within the past one year. Transferable credit from non-regionally accredited institutions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis (See College Procedure 3.0210) . All credits attempted and earned at the baccalaureate level from regionally accredited colleges and universities are accepted to fulfill Seminole State degree requirements. Accepted transfer courses from regionally accredited colleges and universities will satisfy general education requirements for the associate degree only if the courses are essentially the same as a corresponding Seminole State course (see College Procedure 3.0200).
  5. All official transcripts should be submitted before beginning classes. Transfer transcripts may be submitted via hard copy (in a sealed envelope) addressed to Seminole State: Enrollment Services, or electronically through an electronic exchange company (Parchment, eScrip-Safe Credentials, JST, and/or National Student Clearinghouse).
  6. Credits earned at institutions accredited by one of the six regionally-accredited associations will be accepted to fulfill Seminole State degree requirements provided a grade of "D" or higher was earned (College Procedure 3.0200). However, Gordon Rule courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Grades of "I" (incomplete) are transferred into Seminole State as a grade of "F." Credits from non-regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis at the request of the student per College Procedure 3.0210. Students may be required to provide additional documentation that will assist in this process.

    : Accredited Institutions

    For the purposes of this College Catalog, "accredited institutions" are those colleges and universities accredited by any of the following six regional associations:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education;
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education;
    • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission;
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities;
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges;
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities and Accrediting Commission for Junior Colleges.
  7. Transfer students are exempt from PERT testing for placement purposes if they transfer in successfully completed college prep courses in reading, writing and math or college-level courses in English and math. Students are exempt from entry testing when their official transcript(s) arrive and are entered into the Seminole State College student database.
  8. Transfer students on academic probation, suspension or dismissal from another college should note the following requirements:
    • Students are allowed to apply for admission to the College. Once their transcript is received and evaluated, their academic status can change. After transcripts are evaluated, students are alerted to their Standards of Academic Progress as indicated on their Seminole State transcript.
    • The Office of Enrollment Services will notify students with regard to their transcript evaluation during their first semester of enrollment. Students may appeal the evaluation prior to the end of their second semester of attendance at the College. 
  9. Seminole State does not award college credit based upon experiential learning.
  10. The final determination for transfer of credit equivalency decisions rests with the Vice President, Academic Affairs.